Car Crash Causes Panic, Lockdown at LAX Airport

A car crash at the Los Angeles International Airport caused a lockdown and spread fears that there may have been a gunman in the area. Police reportedly received a call that shots were fired, but arrived on the scene to find a wrecked SUV that crashed into the side of the airport. Travelers started evacuating almost immediately, with this scare coming mere weeks after an actual shooting at LAX.

Chris Cantoni is at LAX tonight, and has been live-tweeting what’s been happening on the scene, as well as sharing some photos.

Fox 8’s Gabe Spiegel also tweeted out this picture from inside the terminal showing armed police ordering everyone to stay down.

According to NBC Los Angeles, a large crowd of people gathered around the Tom Bradley International Terminal.

[photos via Chris Cantoni, Gabe Spiegel]

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